The Philip Merrill College of Journalism offers faculty with a wide range of expertise for your stories.
Call or email Dave Ottalini at 301-405-1321 to find the right expert for your story.
Faculty is listed alphabetically with links to their Merrill College faculty webpage.
Eleanor Merrill Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Expertise: How the media are and should be covering the new Trump administration; journalism’s role in American democracy; the continuing evolution of television news from Ed Murrow to Megyn Kelley.
CNS ElectionWatch Website
Expertise: The intersection of sports, race, politics and culture. The history of the black athlete. Sports journalism. Sports.
Kevin Blackistone’s articles in the Washington Post
Capital News Service Washington, D.C. Bureau Director
Expertise: Media coverage of presidential and congressional elections, prospects for congress after the election, first 100 days.
Expertise: Video journalism, social media, documentary filmmaking, streaming media and broadcast innovation.
jdavidsburg on snapchat, twitter and jdavidsburg1 on instagram.
Mark Feldstein, Ph.D.
Richard Eaton Professor of Broadcast Journalism
Expertise: Broadcast news; media and politics; journalism ethics and history; investigative journalism; scandal coverage.
John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism
Expertise: Intelligence, military, cybersecurity, international freedom of the press issues and US human rights policy.
Linda Steiner, Ph.D.
Expertise: Gender issues in content, production, and audiences for media; history of journalism and journalism education; women war reporting; media ethics; alternative and feminist media.
Director, The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and Professor of the Practice.
Expertise: Former Assistant Managing Editor for Sports at The Washington Post from 1975-2003. Former Chairman, Ethics Committee, Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE). Ombudsman, ESPN, 2005-2007. Joined the Merrill College faculty in 2003 and has been teaching sports reporting and sports, culture and the media ever since. Has been involved in sports journalism since 1963.
301 – 405-0441
703 – 403-3163
Expertise: Photojournalism, video storytelling, broadcast journalism, television, multimedia, media innovation, women in media, social media, Snapchat, video training, implementing format transitions and new technology, network political coverage, national campaign trail, covering political conventions, hands-on journalism education, blended learning, active and student-centered classrooms.